Charges laid in market robbery

Man, 35, also charged with assaulting woman at ATM

Duncan’s Jordan Robert Joseph Kopp, 35, is facing charges after two incidents in Duncan on April 18.

A man walked into the Coronation Market in Duncan and robbed the store owner at approximately 1 p.m.

He tried to leave the area with an undisclosed amount of money but was held there by the store owners and witnesses. Officers from the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment arrived and took Kopp into custody.

Earlier the same day at approximately 7:20 a.m., Kopp is also accused of assaulting a Duncan women at the ATM vestibule at the Bank of Montreal on Station Street in Duncan.

She was completing some bank transactions when she was attacked.

The 51-year-old woman was taken to a Duncan-area hospital to be treated for her injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

Kopp has been remanded in custody and will appear again before a provincial court judge in Duncan on May 2.

Kopp has been charged with robbery and wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence for the incident at Coronation Market, and assault with a deadly weapon, assault causing bodily harm and wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence for the incident at the ATM.

“Both investigations are before the courts,” said RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Krista Hobday.

“The type of weapons used in these incidents are not being identified by police to protect the integrity of the investigation and court process.”

If you have information on these or any other crime, contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).